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I ordered the CNC shorty levers from ebay for my R3, after reading about it here in the forums. They arrived like one week ago and I had them on the bike for a few days. But I noticed when pulling the clutch in, the black part (not the lever itself) touches the plastic part with the turning signal button etc. and leaves a mark from the force. I did not feel comfortable keeping riding with these levers, as it was a sign for me that the levers are probably "cheap" and don't fit the bike. The brake lever is perfectly fine.

I want to ask the others here that bought the same levers, what are your experiences with them? In my opinion they seem really good, but just that little thing that they don't fit perfectly throws me a little bit off.

Could include a picture if it's not clear what I mean.

Thanks for any responses.
 

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I have the same levers and issue. Other than that the levers seem to be a good fit. I've rode about 1,000 miles with them and all is fine.
 

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I have the same levers and issue. Other than that the levers seem to be a good fit. I've rode about 1,000 miles with them and all is fine.
Yeah okay I might just put them back on again and look over that.
Errrm don't know how to correctly call it in english, but did you have to adjust your clutch cable for the new levers?
 

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I bought a pair too, mine didn't touch the break sensor. so it was always on.
had to put the oem back.
 

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Move the clutch perch (mounting base) away from the turn signal housing a few millimeters and the lever won't touch anymore.
 

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Going to try that. Also, I noticed in comparison to the original levers that there is almost no play. The old lever I could grab for 1-2cm without disengaging the clutch, with the new one it feels as if I'm disengaging the clutch right when I pull it a little bit. I already set the clutch nut to the very far left (most play). Starting the bike up, shifting, and getting rolling in first gear is no problem though - so nothing to worry I guess?

Not so motorcycle savvy yet. :)
 

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You need a little freeplay in the lever. If you have none then the clutch is never fully applied and will wear out quickly.
 

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Easy fix: rotate the switch module (housing) a little bit forward by removing the screws from underneath, pull the halves off the bar, then you can either file off the index post from the housing's collar, or you could enlarge the locating hole in the handlebar with a dremel. This assumes leaving the clutch lever in its current position.
 

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So is there any way to give the clutch more freeplay other than adjusting the clutch nut at the cable to the very left? If not I'm going to need to use my original leverd again. I also noticed that if I slowly let the clutch go in first, the bike keeps rolling. There's never a point where I need to add throttle so the bike doesn't die.
 

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Okay here are some pictures. imgur.com/a/36YwO

It's just a little small dent in the plastic, but it shows that the lever doesn't fit perfectly.
so the two protuding is touching each other?

sounds like your clutch is not fully released, better fix it, otherwise, it won't be good. there is an extra adjuster at the bottom
 

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From the picture it looks like the top adjuster is in a good spot for now. Follow the clutch cable to where ot mounts on the bike and you will see another threaded adjuster. Manipulate the adjuster so there is a little play in the clutch lever. As the cable stretches a little as it breaks in, you can fine tune the adjustment up at the lever.
 

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I bought these online as well, per suggestion by others. My brake lever doesn't fit... the circle part where the screw goes through seems to be too thick and won't slide into the brake lever slot. How do I fix these? Or will they just never fit and I have to order something else.
 
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